No Bail on Dorchester Set – NBC Boston
A New Hampshire man accused of shooting and killing someone at a weekend summer rally in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood was held without bail Tuesday in his first court appearance.
Ira Grayson, 35, of Manchester, was arraigned in the Roxbury Division of Boston City Court on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as drug-related offenses. Prosecutors said at the time of the shooting he was on probation following a conviction in New Hampshire for being a felon in possession of a gun.
Prosecutors allege Grayson shot Stacy Coleman, 33, around 8:30 p.m. on Danube Street near Roxbury. Response officers found Coleman at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries where he later died.
Police initially said a second victim of the incident had gone to a Boston hospital on her own and her injuries did not appear to be life threatening. But prosecutors said Tuesday it was Grayson who admitted to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm.
Grayson was arrested Monday morning in hospital, prosecutors said, while allegedly in possession of illicit drugs.
Boston Police detectives said Grayson and Coleman were both at the outdoor meeting when they were involved in some sort of altercation involving two guns.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement there was never a reason for this type of violence, which has left Coleman’s family and loved ones in mourning and asking questions.
“As the weather warms and our communities remove pandemic-era restrictions on gatherings, there are more opportunities for personal conflict and confrontation,” Rollins said. inflict damage by violence.
Rollins said his office will support Coleman’s family and connect them with any resources they may need.
Grayson, who is represented by James Sultan, returns to court on August 20.